Preparations for your quilt
To aim for the best possible
result it is necessary to prepare your quilt top for machine quilting.
We gladly tell you more about the preparation.
Press the back of your quilt
top. It is important that all seams are pressed flat on the back and
facing the desired direction. This is particularly important if you
want it to be Stitched in the Ditch for stabilization or effect.
(E.g. a Log Cabin quilt)
Cut off long threads from
the back of the quilt. Especially if there are light areas dark
threads can show through on the front.
Indicate the top of the
quilt with a note. Attach the note with a safety pin.
Fold the top carefully and
put it on a hanger. This is, of course, not necessary if you ship
the quilt top by mail.
You can buy your backing at
The Finishes Quilt. We will take care of o proper processing.
Choose to use 100% cotton
for your backing fabric. Polyester and poly/cotton stretch
differently and can cause tucks and puckering during the quilting
Please cut your backing and
batting at least 10 cm larger than your top. Packaged batting does
not need to be cut.
If you piece the backing
make sure that the edges are straight.
Press the backing. Please
note that backing seams should be pressed open.
Use of sheets is strongly
discouraged, the longarm quilting machine is not suitable for